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COVID-19-positive sailors in limbo at sea after Vanuatu government fails to provide treatment – ABC News

The UK-flagged tanker, whose crew was unable to get treatment from Vanuatu, left for Solomon Islands but is now in limbo after authorities there say they do not…

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There are concerns about the wellbeing of 12 sailors on board a large gas tanker that left Vanuatu, initially heading for the Solomon Islands, with all but one infected with COVID-19.
Key points:

  • The Vanuatu government says the risk of transmission is too great to offer the sailors treatment
  • One sailor who tested negative will remain in isolation on the vessel
  • On April 11, the body of a COVID-positive sailor from the vessel washed up on a Vanuatu beach

The UK-flagged Inga Kosan was due to travel…

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